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WINGS of Providence, a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe secure, supportive and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence, is accepting applications for:

FULL TIME COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Reports To: Manager of Resources & Development.

Mission
We save lives and create futures for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Vision
We find, fund, create and deliver the most effective programs to help women and children achieve a life defined by safety and independence. We want a life free from family violence for every woman and child.

WINGS of Providence is a nonprofit organization in Edmonton which helps women and children who are escaping domestic abuse by delivering secure long-term housing and wrap-around support services. In addition to providing a safe and welcoming home, WINGS’ trauma informed approach, intensive counseling, onsite childcare, life skills training, as well as child and youth programs - encourage healing for the whole family. We give women time to process and the tools they need to recover from the horrific trauma they have experienced. Our full-circle healing helps women and children become more stable, access new skills and set a healthy course for their lives.

We deliver our programming with kindness and compassion and provide transformational support that changes the lives of women and children.

Our core values include:

  • Safety. Nothing else matters if we are not safe.
  • Inspire every day. We’re here to inspire everyone that crosses our path – clients, staff, supporters and friends.
  • Excellence and integrity in action. Excellence and integrity are at the forefront of every thought, decision, action; they result from a pattern of consistent behaviour, not a temporary focus.
  • Respect for all. We serve with kindness and without judgement.
  • Believe in the possible. We believe that the future will always be better. Better is possible.
Our organization is committed to maintaining a positive and engaging workplace for all employees.

In line with our goals, we are currently seeking a highly motivated, outgoing, energetic, organized, and creative Community Engagement Officer to engage our community of donors, members, key stakeholders, followers, and Domestic Violence Sector partners, with mission-based messages and targeted communications that inspire investment in creating safe, healthy, and happy futures for women and children leaving abusive situations. This individual will work to advance WINGS’ mission by developing and executing community engagement strategies with emphasis on fund development: organizing and executing fundraising events and campaigns, donor retention and donor cultivation activities. This includes connecting with individual supporters and corporate sponsors to build partnerships and explore fund development opportunities and collaborations. The successful applicant must excel at public speaking, and both verbal and written communications.

This position will generate marketing content designed to attract new donors and retain existing donors. The Community Engagement Officer will generate written assets such as social media and website content, print materials (including WINGS newsletter), as well as multi-media content.

The successful applicant will have experience in analyzing data to draw actionable insights about campaign and special event performance and make recommendations for improvement. They will assist the Manager of Resources & Development in setting and measuring growth and engagement goals.

Essential Function (What you’ll do)
The Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for the execution of WINGS Fund Development Strategy with emphasis on the development and execution of:

  • Fund Development Events
    • Fundraising Events and campaigns - organizing and execution
    • Working with WINGS’ Special Events committee and coordinating volunteers.
    • Presentations in our community reg. WINGS programs and services.
    • Providing Tours of WINGS to community members - existing donors and potential donors, potential partners and collaborators.
    • Logistics, program details, volunteer coordination and recruitment.
    • Soliciting event sponsors.
    • Maximizing ticket sales.
  • Social Media marketing and Communications
    • Create written content designed to attract and engage donors including, but not exclusive to WINGS social media platforms (facebook, Instagram, twitter), website, email marketing assets (e-Newsletter, etc.), campaign mail outs, and other press and publication-ready materials.
    • The Community Engagement Officer will manage WINGS social media accounts to engage and grow our online community, including day-to-day strategy and execution. Develop compelling, creative and engaging content for all social media channels, including basic graphics and images where appropriate.
    • Engaging with WINGS social media audience. Act as initial point of contact for all social media inquiries.
    • Attend all WINGS events and various family violence sector related events to gather stories, keep informed, stay relevant, and create live, up to date content to support marketing and communication activity.
    • Create or assist with the creation of multi-media content designed to attract and engage WINGS supporters such as infographics, photos/video.
    • Consistent delivery of key messaging, brand building, e-communications, website, direct mail, print materials.
    • Coordinate with Manager of Resources & Development to manage community and media inquiries.
  • Volunteer Program Development
    • In coordination with the Manager of Resources and Development, dynamically engage a diverse team of volunteers in fundraising efforts, quality program delivery, and in advancing WINGS mission.
Ideal Experience and Skill Set:
  • 2-4 years of fundraising experience in a similar role. Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations writing, or a related field, or work. Equivalencies will be considered.
  • Experience in event planning and social media marketing.
  • Strong ability to create a plan and execute.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work flow.
  • Superb interpersonal, written (including proofreading and editing), verbal and non-verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Adobe, Google Apps (including Google Analytics), Canva Pro.
  • Proficient in WordPress content management.
  • An understanding of digital marketing strategies is desirable.
  • Familiarity with donor management software; @Ease is a plus
  • Insured vehicle with valid Alberta Driver’s License.
Personal Characteristics
  • Collaborative and creative, with contagious enthusiasm for donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Strong Work ethic with the ability to be flexible.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • The ability to think outside the box.
  • Genuine interest in advancing the mission of WINGS.
  • Non Profit, philanthropic spirit and passion for helping vulnerable women and children
  • A willingness to try new ideas and motivate others to do the same.
  • Positive attitude, with a preference for a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
  • Respectful and approachable, with high standards for integrity and confidentiality.
Salary: Salary is based on experience (up to $60k)
Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (must be available for occasional evening and weekend work)
37.5 hours/week
South East Location

Personal Characteristics
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Welfare Check
  • Valid Driver’s license and vehicle
  • Excellent Benefits
  • WINGS RRSP Program
Please email your resume and cover letter to Rhonda Janzen @:
rjanzen@wingsofprovidence.ca
No phone calls please.


FULL-TIME CHILD CARE SUPERVISOR

The Child Care Supervisor is responsible for managing WINGS onsite Licensed Child Care in our second-stage shelter. We are looking for an individual who has experience with a non-profit structure, firm knowledge of Licensing Inspection and Regulations. Candidate must have extensive knowledge in trauma-informed best practices, the effects of trauma on brain development, and strategies for enhancing attachment and bonding in the parent/child relationship. Applicants must be eager to celebrate cultural diversity within the childcare setting in collaboration with other staff at the shelter. Applicants must have strong understanding of cultural safety practices in a childcare environment. Strong written and verbal language skills are essential. They must have the ability to take direction and to follow organizational Policies and Procedure and Code of Conduct. Must be energetic, in good physical health and enjoy working with infant, toddler, and preschool age children.

This position will encompass many duties including:

  • Working with vulnerable children and parents
  • Collaborating with the Program Manager of WINGS
  • Managing a small Child Care team and working with volunteers
  • Program development and implementation

Requirements of the successful candidate:

  • Level lll required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Valid First Aid, current Criminal Record Check and Intervention Check required
  • Must be able to receive direction, be self-directed, decisive, flexible, and a team player
  • Must communicate effectively and manage time
  • Comfortable with computers

Hours of shift work are:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • 37.5 hr./wk

Join a great team atmosphere and help make a positive change in the lives of women and children in our community. South East Location, Edmonton.
Resumes to: rjanzen@wingsofprovidence.ca
No phone calls please
Closing Date: June 25, 2021

Email only pls. Only those applicants required for an interview will be contacted. Required: First Aid CPR Level C, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check. $18/hour


LEVEL II EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR - ROCKY FOREST DAYCARE

Rocky Forest Daycare is a Licensed Daycare for new born to 12 years of age. Hours of operation 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Located in the south east part of Edmonton.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Level II Early Childhood Educator
  • Current Childcare in First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Child Welfare Information System Check
  • At least 1 or more years of experience working in the Childcare Industry
Responsibilities to the Program:
  • Maintain current knowledge of Early Childhood Development which promote physical, cognitive, emotional and social development for children newborn to age 12
  • Follow all protocols for COVID 19 set by Alberta Health Services Health and Safety Childcare Guidelines and Child Care Licensing Regulations
  • Create curriculum and plan activities to engage children following the above guidelines
  • Work as part of the team; assisting each other with planning and implementing program
  • Work with all staff members in a co-operative effort to ensure the policies and philosophies of the Centre are upheld
  • daily, weekly and monthly records regarding the children, including but not limited to; cleaning, attendance, activities, and confidential records on child incidents and/or disclosures
Responsibility to Children and Family
  • Supervise and engage with children in ratio of Child Care Licensing and provide a safe and nurturing environment
  • Be a positive role model in order to build children's social, interpersonal skills and self-esteem by establishing routines and positive guidance policies that allow children to feel secure, comfortable and safe. Ensuring to treat each child with dignity and respect
  • Communicate with parents their child/rens day sharing information in a professional, caring and respectful way
General:
  • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking
  • Full PPE is required for shift following the protocols and procedures set by governing agencies
Resumes to: rfdccoordinator@wingsofprovidence.ca


PART-TIME FACILITY RECEPTION WORKER

Hours of shift work are: Weekends and Stat Holidays 9am-4:30pm OR 4:30pm-12midnight and possible weekday evening coverage, M-F 4-12 midnight. Each shift is 8 hours. Extreme Southeast location. Part time is ideal for mature students. The successful candidate will have a min Grade 12 education, must be over 18 years of age. Good communication skills/verbal and written. An interest in the humanitarian services an asset. Must work well with all people including children. Warm telephone manner, hard working and dependable. Must be motivated to work well independently. Require good physical health – Duties include janitorial duties. Candidate must be self-directed, decisive, flexible, mature, and able to work in a fast paced environment with ease.

Resumes to: rjanzen@wingsofprovidence.ca

Email only pls. Only those applicants required for an interview will be contacted. Required: First Aid CPR Level C, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check. $18/hour

Facts About Family Violence

67% of Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been physically or sexually assaulted.

(Angus Reid Omnibus Survey, Canadian Women’s Foundation, 2012.)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.


Women's Voices

For nearly 10 years I have dealt with an abusive cycle: being with the father of my children. I had exhausted all my options trying to leave on several occasions. Knowing what abuses were to come, it was clear I had to find another way out. I swallowed my pride and went to a women’s shelter. This was where I heard of WINGS.

At first I did not apply since I was determined to do it on my own. However a single mother with three children on income support cannot find housing at reasonable costs. With only a few days left at the women’s shelter, I applied for WINGS.

Now I have an apartment of my own and my children are safe. Having people there to help me through this transition has been most reassuring. My counsellor has been there to help me while I attain proper paperwork to help keep myself, as well as my children, safe. Breaking an abusive cycle alone has never worked out for me. Now I am more confident that I can finally be free this time.

Without WINGS I had nowhere safe to and probably would have ended back living with my children’s father. Without my counsellors support I would have never applied for an Emergency Protective Order which was something I should have done long a. I am excited to get my children back in a routine with a proper lifestyle. They deserve it.